Aug 10, 2015

Gopher Tortoise

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Meet our Jet Ski Rentals Clearwater BeachMini-Partner, Johnny and Caladesi Island’s Gopher Tortoise, “RALPH”.

Ralph can be found walking the island searching for green leafy vegetation and kind people for a “slow” conversation.

Gopher Tortoises dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants.  They often share burrows with more than 350 other species, and are therefore referred to as a keystone species.

Ralph and his fellow tortoises are PROTECTED under Florida Law due to their declining and threatened species count.